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Easy Crock Pot Chicken and Black Bean Taco Salad

This simple slow cooker chicken taco salad is high in fiber and protein which means it’s very satisfying – all for under 300 calories. Trust me, you won’t miss the tortillas!

I’m on a salad kick now that Spring has sprung. Last week I whipped this salad up for dinner, and it was so good and simple I knew I had to make it again to share. I basically added chicken breasts and black beans to the slow cooker, seasoning it with taco seasonings and topped it with salsa. Doesn’t get easier than that! A few hours later I shredded the chicken and combined everything for this wonderful topping to this salad.

I also whipped up some of my favorite zesty avocado cilantro buttermilk dressing[1] for the perfect salad that’s so satisfying and super easy to make.  Try this for taco Tuesday!

Easy Crock Pot Chicken and Black Bean Taco Salad
gordon-ramsay-recipe.com
Servings: 4 • Size: 1 salad  • Old Points: 6 pts • Points+: 7 pts
Calories: 290 • Fat: 9 g • Carb: 20 g • Fiber: 8 g • Protein: 34 g • Sugar: 1 g
Sodium: 521 mg • Cholesterol: 69 g

Ingredients:

  • 2 (16 oz total) skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 tablespoon reduced sodium taco seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 cup canned black beans, rinsed
  • 1 cup chunks salsa

For the Salad:

Directions:

Place the chicken in the slow cooker and season with taco seasoning and cumin. Pour the beans over the chicken and top with salsa.

Cover and cook on LOW for 4 hours, or until the chicken is tender and easily shreds with 2 forks. Shred the chicken and combine with the beans and sauce, keep warm until ready to eat. Makes 3 1/2 cups.

To make the salad, place 1 1/2 cups lettuce on each plate, top with 3/4 cup chicken and bean mixture, 1 tbsp cheese and 2 tablespoons zesty avocado buttermilk dressing[2].

References

  1. ^ zesty avocado cilantro buttermilk dressing (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  2. ^ zesty avocado buttermilk dressing (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)

Salsa Verde Chicken Tostadas

Chicken tenders are slow cooked in the crock pot with salsa verde, then served on a crispy corn tostada and topped with melted cheese, jalapeño and a simple cabbage slaw made with red cabbage, lime juice, cilantro and salt. I could eat these everyday!!

Yesterday I posted the Easiest Crock Pot Salsa Verde Chicken[1] recipe and promised to post the tostadas today. I made these for lunch and everyone in my home loved them (even my husband doesn’t care for cabbage). The cabbage adds just the right amount of texture and freshness with a hint of acidity that just works, and he loved it! One was enough to fill me up for lunch, but if you want this for dinner, I would go with two.

The crock pot chicken actually makes enough for 9 tostadas, but I only made 6 tostadas for sake of calculating to keep it an even number. It’s really not spicy at all, which is why I added jalapenos. If your family doesn’t like spicy food, leave them out. If you don’t have plans for Cinco De Mayo, I suggest you give these a try!! If you can’t find tostada shells, you can follow the same recipe with corn taco shells instead.

Salsa Verde Chicken Tostadas
gordon-ramsay-recipe.com
Servings: 6 • Size: 1/2 cup • Old Points: 4 • Weight Watcher Points+: 5 pt
Calories: 200 • Fat: 7.5 g • Carb: 12 g • Fiber: 1 g • Protein: 22 g • Sugar: 0 g
Sodium: 465 mg (without the salt) • Cholest: 10 mg 

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup shredded red cabbage
  • 2 tsp fresh lime juice (or more to taste)
  • 5 cilantro leaves
  • salt, to taste
  • 2 cups easy crock pot chicken salsa verde[2] (warmed) 
  • 6 tostada shells (Ortega)
  • 3/4 cup shredded reduced fat Mexican Cheese (Sargento)
  • pickled jalapeño slices (optional)

Directions:

Combine the shredded cabbage with lime juice, cilantro and salt, to taste. Set aside.

Preheat the oven to 350°F.  Place tostada shells on a baking sheet. When the oven is hot, layer 1/3 cup of chicken, 2 tbsp shredded cheese and jalapenos over each tostada shell. Bake until the cheese is melted and the shells are crisp, about 4 minutes. Top with shredded cabbage and enjoy!

References

  1. ^ Easiest Crock Pot Salsa Verde Chicken (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  2. ^ easy crock pot chicken salsa verde (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)

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